James Z. Cinberg, MD, Director

  • Dartmouth College
  • Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • Surgical training at Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Specialty training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Fellow at Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Full time Faculty:
    State University of New York, Downstate
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Michigan State University
  • Private Practice since 1984
  • In addition to his private practice, Dr. Cinberg has taught the balance disorder classes for the graduate program in audiology in New Jersey and is the consultant Neuro-otologist for the Kessler Institutes for Rehabilitation.
  • Established Balance Disorder Center, Elizabeth, NJ 1991

Patients who come to the Balance Disorder Center of New Jersey typically have two comments about its director. They say  he’s a very good listener and  knows a lot about their problems.

His teachers at Dartmouth College, a small ivy league school in rural New Hampshire, and later at Columbia University’s medical school, in the most urban of settings, convinced him by their examples that learning never ends. His training continued at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and he decided to specialize in ear, nose and throat disorders at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center’s residency program.

Dr Cinberg taught his specialty as a university faculty member for the next ten years, which allowed him both to care for patients with particularly complex problems and to do research, an approach he continues to the present.  Dr. Cinberg has worked with the Balance Disorder Center since its incorporation in 1991. He is also acknowledged as a pioneer in New Jersey in applying medicines directly to the inner ear to treat dizziness and sudden hearing loss. He received F.D.A. approval to place medicines in the inner ear on an experimental basis in the early nineteen nineties and has New Jersey’s broadest experience with middle ear catheter use to permit the application of medicines to the inner ear.

Karen Kushla, Sc.D, Senior Audiologist

  • BA Education: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • MA in Audiology, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ.
  • ScD in Audiology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
  • Faculty: Kean College, NJ, City University, NY
  • Published author: Audiology

Denise Morrobel, Oto Technician

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • BSN Seton Hall

Julia Mazara, Oto Technician

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology

Back office Staff/Insurance specialists: 

Ema Morriello

Jessica Menacho

Front office staff:

Gladys Solano

Daybeliz Figueroa

Office Staff

Languages: English, Spanish, Italian